This is a result of a seminar, entitled Youth work and youth unemployment in Jordan held last year (13th - 18th June 2013) that gave the chance to contribute, during five days, to the overall reflection about youth work in Jordan with a detailed focus on unemployment. The specific aim of this study is to supply some new keys for reading the ongoing situation of youth work in Jordan, the challenges, strategies and good practices.
That activity has been organized with the coordination of RCBS (Regional Capacity Building and Support Unit for the EuroMed Youth Programme IV) and SALTO-YOUTH EuroMed with the joint effort of the Jordanian EuroMed Youth Unit (EMYU).
It is the fourth issue of a collection in several languages called «Youth Work in...» composed of five publications dedicated to youth work in the European Neighbourhood South countries (Tunisia, Israel, Jordan, Palestinian Territories and Egypt) that hosted actions in 2013.
This collection aims to support the cooperation within EuroMed area providing a depth reflection about the nowadays issues and challenges in youth work in the Euro Mediterranean context.
Youth work is changing and opening new interesting perspectives for the future. The field of youth work within Meda countries is living strong changes and the role of young people is more and more relevant in the society.
This publication provides:
- an overview about youth work in Jordan;
- an educational and pedagogical background of youth work in Jordan;
- some challenges of youth workers for developing projects facing the unemployment of youth in urban and rural area;
- some examples of youth projects and best practices for facing unemployment of youth in the country and supporting their insertion in the labour market.
After the first issue “Youth work in Tunisia after the revolution” published in English and French last summer and the second “Youth Work and Inclusion in Israel” and third “Youth work in Palestine and surrounding challenges” available from last month only in English so far; the fifth production will concern Egypt. It will be entitled “Democracy, citizenship and youth participation” and based on the Training Course and conference held in Egypt from December 14th to 20th, 2013.
Only English and French versions will be available in hard copies.
The French version of “Youth work and youth unemployment in Jordan” will be soon given out and the Jordanian Euromed Youth Unit will be in charge of the Arab version.
This publication has been edited and financed by the Regional capacity building support unit (RCBS) for Euromed Youth Programme IV in close cooperation with SALTO-YOUTH Euromed Resource Centre.